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Lenny Dykstra backs out of celebrity boxing match with Jose Canseco

Nov 5, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California Reuters

Sorry to ruin your evening plans, everyone, but Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Lenny Dykstra has backed out of tonight’s celebrity boxing match with Jose Canseco.

We learned earlier this week that Dykstra would participate in the event after White House party crasher Tareq Salahi ducked out.

No word on the reason for the change of plans on Dykstra’s part, but Howard Eskin speculated earlier this afternoon that it could have to do with injury or his failure to get out of house arrest. Sadness piled upon sadness.

Of course, Jose allegedly sent his brother Ozzie to fight in his place at a celebrity boxing event earlier this summer in Florida, so there’s a chance Dykstra wouldn’t have fought the right Canseco even if he was able to show up.

  1. mgscott - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Now Dykstra can focus on other things he does…

  2. halladaysbiceps - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Dykstra is such an a-hole. He didn’t back out because of house arrest or injury, but because someone talked some sense into him and made him realize that this isn’t going to help his cause when he goes before a judge before he’s sentenced to a few years in jail. Not a good bullet point to have.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 5, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    What a wasted life. Both him and Canseco. I was going to make fun of them but I pity them too much! DJ can’t you come up with some happy news or something for this cowboy. IS it to early for a “best shape of his life” story?

  4. cleareye1 - Nov 5, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Dykstra vs Canseco? What is this? Some kind of degradathon?

  5. fuddpucker - Nov 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Lenny has to think of how to steal Cansecos money score fighting him.

    • sgm405 - Nov 5, 2011 at 9:17 PM

      Thumbs down for you.


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